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William Schahn

September 7, 1946 — April 7, 2023

William Kelton Schahn of Safford, Arizona passed away at his home on April 7, 2023, at the age of 76. He was born in Morenci, Arizona on September 7, 1946 to Oscar and Frances (Smith) Schahn. William (Bill) graduated from Morenci High School in 1964 and shortly after enter the US Navy, serving in Vietnam, stationed in Hawaii. He worked for Phelps Dodge until 1983. He worked several other employment opportunities until 2003 when he worked for Balentine Office Products, delivering office supplies to PD. In 2004, he worked at Arizona State Prison Complex-Fort Grant/Safford as a Supply Clerk in the Warehouse, retiring after 6 years of service on December 23, 2011. In May 1992, he married his sweetheart of 10 years, Betty Wilcoxson, at the Graham County Park Gazebo. His hobbies in his younger years were hunting, fishing, motorbike riding and golf. After he married Betty, he loved to travel to family vacations to Disney World, Disney Cruise to Bahamas, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, Georgia, Switzerland, Prince Edward Island, Washington/Canada, Hawaii and Oregon. He loved their trips to White Mountains, meeting family and picnics, and hiking trips to Mount Graham with their beloved dogs, Pepe, Kasha and Pebbles. He leaves behind at his passing his wife, Betty, his brothers, George (Diann) and John (Linda), brother-in-law, Al Wilcoxson and sister-in-law, Sharon Wilcoxson. Preceding him in death were his parents, brother-in-law, Kenneth Wilcoxson, and sister-in-law Ruth Wilcoxson. A Celebration of Life service will be held at First Baptist Church in Safford, 1107 S. 7th Ave., on April 15, 2023 beginning at 11:00 a.m. Contributions may be made in his name to First Baptist Church Safford, PO Box 1388, Safford, AZ 85548. Services are under the direction of McDougal's Caldwell Funeral Chapel and Crematory. Online condolences may be extended at Click this link to view additional details about William's Services, including any available live streams:
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Saturday, April 15, 2023

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